BC Teacher-Librarians' Association

BCTLA and Treasure Mountain Canada 2022 Conference Registration

We are finally returning to an in-person conference with a virtual option for those who are unable to
attend for October 2022! The conference will be held at New Westminster Secondary School. It is a
15 minute bus ride from New Westminster Skytrain Station for those who will be taking public

For our keynote, we have David Robertson and our endnote is Ivan Coyote. Both will be amazing so don’t
miss out on this opportunity to listen to them speak!

This upcoming conference will also host the 7th Treasure Mountain Canada Research Symposium where Teacher-Librarians will be sharing their research and scholarly writing regarding the role of School Libraries. We look forward to spending Friday evening and Saturday discussing all the changes happening in the T-L World.

Online stream (2 options in each session) + Endnote – $40

Regular In-Person @ New West Secondary – Coffee, Lunch, Keynote, Endnote and multiple options in each session – $125

Treasure Mountain Canada 7 @ New West Secondary – Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch and Research Symposium on Friday night/Saturday – $175

Combined BCTLA In-Person / TMC 7 – $275

Early Bird Registration is happening on our new conference website! All those registered for this conference before June 30th will be entered in an Early Early Bird prize draw for a $50 gift certificate to a book store of your choice.


BCTLA Spring 2022 Newsletter

BCTLA 2022 Award Winners

After the exceptionally difficult past year, it is so important to recognize the phenomenal teacher-librarian work happening in our province. The BCTLA would like to congratulate the following winners:

Larissa Kaminsky, Lord Kelvin ElementaryBCTLA New Teacher-Librarian of the Year
Kailyn Bell, McKenzie Elementary SchoolBCTLA New Teacher-Librarian of the Year
Doni Gratton, Hollyburn & Irwin ParkBCTLA Teacher-Librarian of the Year
Chris Evans, RetiredVal Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award
Richard Beaudry, LangleyVal Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award

Melanie Florence Author Visit -May 31

Should Kids Read About Difficult Subjects?

Click here to register for the free author visit:


AGM 2022

Our AGM is on May 7th from 9 to 11 am.  It will be held virtually on Zoom, as large meetings are still not permitted to be held in person until after the spring Rep Assembly.  We will be holding elections for Executive Committee positions at this meeting.  This link describes executive positions in greater detail.  If you would like to put your name or a colleague’s name (with their permission) forward to join the executive, please indicate your interest to our president, Kristie Oxley, via email at psac49@bctf.ca. Executive members must be active BCTLA members.  We will also accept nominations during the AGM.  All Chapter Councillors have been invited to attend this meeting. If you are not a Chapter Councillor but would like to attend, please email psac49@bctf.ca for the registration link.